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Tour Iceland’s Golden Circle and enjoy an exciting river rafting adventure on this action-packed day trip from Reykjavik. With a professional rafting instructor, ride a raft along the Hvítá River. Paddle along calm stretches and foaming rapids, and then relax with a sauna and lunch (own expense) before following the Golden Circle sightseeing route to three of Iceland's best-loved beauty spots. Behold the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall; marvel at the geysers and pools at Geysir; and see the tectonic rift at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Thingvellir National Park.


  • Day trip to Iceland's Golden Circle and Þingvellir National Park from Reykjavik
  • Enjoy a rafting adventure down the scenic Hvítá River with your professional rafting guide
  • Travel along the route of the Golden Circle, stopping at the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geyser
  • Learn how Geysir serves as the original name-giver of the erupting springs
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Þingvellir National Park and admire stunning rifts, fissures and canyons
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Day Trip from Reykjavik along Iceland's Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park and River Rafting

River rafting and Golden Circle sightseeing

Leave your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in your seat and as you set out on your day trip, listen to entertaining stories about Iceland’s history and spectacular landscapes from your informative guide.

Make the short journey to the Hvítá River and don your provided waterproof clothing. Then, after a safety briefing, head out on an inflatable raft with a professional guide navigating.  Paddle along the fast-flowing river past untouched countryside, gliding along calm waters and bumping over rapids. as At one point during your trip, dare to jump from a cliff into the water!

After your rafting, relax with a shower and sauna, and enjoy lunch (own expense) at the rafting base camp. Then, return to your air-conditioned vehicle and join the famous Golden Circle route for an afternoon of sightseeing.

Head through the rugged landscapes to the Geysir geothermal region, an area of bubbling pools, steam vents and waterspouts that gave the word ‘geyser’ to the world. Follow the trails around the gurgling springs and ponds, and watch for some of geysers that erupt from the ground.

Continue to the waterfall of Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most popular beauty spots. Savor the views of the breathtaking falls, where the waters gush over two tiers of lava rock, and if you’re lucky, catch sight of the rainbows that can form in the mists.

Lastly, visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, renowned as the site of Iceland’s 10th-century parliament assemblies and as where the vast American and Eurasia tectonic plates meet.

View the awesome tectonic rift and snap photos of this natural wonder before your return to Reykjavik. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Kenneth B W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

EXCELLENT! Adolph was an amazing tour guide, the rafting was SO MUCH FUN. Learned so much and had so much fun. If you're considering doing this trip, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Michael V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

an absolute cracker of a day....great rafting guide and professionally done.

Stevan O

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

good trip The guide Adolf was terrific, very knowledgeable and friendly. For white water rafting, BRING a towel and a water proof camera. Overall a very enjoyable day


4 star rating: Recommended June 2013


Shmuel B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

Great trip to get the for the Iceland basics


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2012

All I can say is cold! We ate on arrival and relaxed until food had settled then the fun began. Cold and wet wetsuits yuk. Take under layers not cotton though. Guide was very playfully fun and knowledgeable about the area. Was a bit to cold for me but I would do it again. Be prepared to fall in. Was a little scary but safety is very much their priority.

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